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Bellator Season 5 Debut on MTV2 Garnered 386,000 Viewers

Written on September 14, 2011 by Lulu

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According to sources, the Season 5's debut of Bellator on MTV2 pulled in a total of 386,000 viewers last Tuesday.

Bellator Season 5’s latest offering on MTV 2 garnered a total of 386,000 viewers for the initial and re-broadcast airing of the show from Atlantic City, NJ.

Several sources revealed the ratings on Tuesday. According to the ratings, Bellator’s debut on Saturday night at 9pm ET pulled in 235,000 viewers — which is an 18% increase from the last season’s average. Bellator continues their Season 5 tournaments with this weekend’s show in Hollywood, filled with middleweight fighters stepping in for action.

Bellator Fighting Championships currently airs on Saturday nights on MTV2. This coming weekend’s broadcast will actually air earlier than normal, beginning 7:00 PM ET to coincide with the UFC Fight Night card airing on Spike TV at 9:00 PM ET.

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Eddie Alvarez vs Michael Chandler, Set for Bellator 54 Title Bout

Written on July 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Eddie Alvarez finally has a date for his next title defense, as he's set to face Michael Chandler at Bellator 54.

With a date all set for his next title defense, reigning Bellator lightweight champion – Eddie Alvarez – will face season four tournament winner – Michael Chandler – on October 15 for Bellator 54.

Eddie Alvarez last fought at Bellator 39, where he won against Pat Curran via unanimous decision. The victory marks his seventh consecutive win by far. Opposing him is the 25-year-old, Michael Chandler. The former collegiate All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri debuted in MMA scene with an impressive style. Prior to Bellator 54, Michael Chandler earned a submission win over Marcin Held, and decision victories against Lloyd Woodard and Patrick Freire.

Bellator 54, set for October 15, will take place in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The said tournament will air live at MTV 2.

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Bellator 48, Set for August 20 at Mohegan Sun

Written on June 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It's now official! Bellator's Summer Series will now be a complete trilogy event, as Bellator 48 is now slated on August 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The third event of Bellator Fighting Championships’ Summer Series trilogy now has a venue. Bellator Chairman and CEO, Bjorn Rebney, announced last Wednesday that Bellator 48 will possibly kick off at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on August 20. Bellator 48 will air on MTV2 live, and will feature the last round of the promotion’s latest eight-man, 145-pound tournament.

Bellator’s Summer Series will take action on June 25 with Bellator 46, wherein Marlon Sandro, Pat Curran, Ronnie Mann and Nazareno Malegarie will square off against Genair da Silva, Luis Palomino, Adam Schindler and Jacob Devree respectively. The tournament’s semifinals will take place at Bellator 47 on July 23, with Joe Warren defending his featherweight championship belt contra Patricio Freire.

With Bellator’s Summer Series now officially pinned as a trilogy event, it’s time to heat the anticipation up.

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Douglas Lima Goes to Bellator

Written on May 11, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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"In every promotion I've fought in, I've always wanted to be the best welterweight in the division" --- Douglas, former MFC welterweight champion

Douglas Lima leaves the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) to sign a new contract with Bellator. Anchoring a 18-4 record, he has won six consecutive fights including his victory over Terry Martin at MFC 29.

Douglas Lima insisted that he always wanted to be the best welterweight in every MMA organization. He added that Bellator is a big organization that can expose him on a national television such as MTV2. The current MFC welterweight champion and 23-year-old – Douglas Lima – will fight on Bellator season 5 welterweight tourney.

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Konrad vs Buentello, Set for Bellator 42 Super Fight

Written on April 05, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In a duel between David and Goliath, who between Cole Konrad and Paul Buentello will be victorious?

Bellator Fighting Championships heavyweight champion, Cole Konrad, will face Paul Buentello in a non-title super fight at Bellator 42.

Cole Konrad’s most recent fight was a submission win over UFC veteran, Neil Grove, last October 2010. But albeit he’s unbeaten is seven professional appearances, Cole Konrad knows that the seasoned fighter – Paul Buentello – poses a serious challenge.

Paul Buentello, on the other hand, has been in hiatus after his unanimous decision win over Kerry Schall last December 2010. He secured 17 of his 29 career victories via knockout or TKO.

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Bellator 39 Features Eddie Alvarez vs Pat Curran

Written on February 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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MMA fans are in for some good news, as Bjorn Rebney confirmed that the Eddie Alvarez vs Pat Curran fight is all set for Bellator 39.

Bellator Chairman and CEO, Bjorn Rebney, confirmed that the once canceled title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Pat Curran is now ready to take action. The lightweight bout pitting the two fighters will take place in Bellator 39 on April 2, at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and will also air on MTV2.

Eddie Alvarez is carrying a six-fight winning streak and an 11-1 record in his past 12 fights. Two of his victories came via stoppage over Matt Lee and Joachim Hansen. Meanwhile, Pat Curran has four straight wins and a 6-7 record. He also punched his way in for the title match with notable wins from Mike Ricci, Roger Huerta and Toby Imada.

Two fighters with impressive fight record. To whom are you going to place your bet?

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Bellator Signs a 3-Year Deal with MTV2

Written on December 15, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Bellator Fighting Championships finally has its new home on cable. Starting next year, Bellator will broadcast it fights on MTV2, as the promotion enters a new season.

Bellator Fighting Championships finally found its new home on cable after striking a three-year partnership with MTV2. Starting next year, the cable network will broadcast two live 12-week tournaments per year, as well as a collection of special feature events. Bellator’s primary broadcast tandem for its second and third season was Fox Sports Net. However, those broadcasts were met with dissatisfaction due to some delay caused by various network obligations.

But as Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney, announced earlier this year, the Chicago-based fight promotion will move on to 2011 with its new broadcast partner. Bellator will return from hiatus next year, launching its fourth season at MTV 2.

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